After work today, I stopped by a local bookstore to pick up a couple of magazines. When I stepped out, I saw this custom Ford pickup. If I am not mistaken this is a mid 60′s vintage Ford. My Dad had a ’65. His was red with white with the exclusive “Twin I Beam” suspension. Dad really loved that truck and this truck reminded me of how much he enjoyed driving it with me riding shotgun. At any rate I figured I’d take a few pics and post them here for you all to enjoy.
Here are the photos. I took them with my iPhone (amazing thing the iPhone) this afternoon around 18:30 – the light was a little dim but you get the idea.
I think this is an extremely nice truck. The stance is spot on – not too low and not too raked. It does not have huge tires or huge wheels – these are also “just right”. Paint is tastefully done and the interior is nostalgic but well made. The dash was also nicely done. The back of the cab had a really cool chrome trim (Dad’s truck did not have that). I say this fellow really pulled it off well and has an awesome truck. Unfortunately, I did not get to meet the owner.
I am not a Ford truck expert, however I’m sure somebody will probably give me the 411 on the exact year and model. I would imagine the chrome trim on the cab had to come from a “De Luxe” version or such. If you know what this is, please let me know.
Thanks to Dennis Baumgartner’s comment (See the comments on this post), I did a little research. Indeed, this is a 1961-63 F-100 “Unibody” truck. My Dad’s ’65 had a separate cab from the bed; this one is one solid piece. In my opinion, this makes it really nice. I did find a very interesting writeup – CLICK HERE – that describes these trucks.
The part that is even more interesting is the difference between the pictures of the “original” truck and the ones above. I realize there is a time for “originality” but the one pictured here is such an awesome looking truck!